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Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Jan 21, 2017

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday. It was the extremist group’s latest attack on world heritage, an act that ...

Jan 21, 2017

U.S. says airstrike killed over 100 members of al-Qaida in Syria

U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking the second major U.S. counterterrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency, the Pentagon said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman, navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the camp in ...

Full transcript of Donald Trump's inaugural address

Jan 21, 2017

Full transcript of Donald Trump's inaugural address

President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, as delivered: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country ...

Melania Trump's blue Ralph Lauren outfit for inauguration 'very Jackie'

Jan 21, 2017

Melania Trump's blue Ralph Lauren outfit for inauguration 'very Jackie'

Incoming U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped out in a Ralph Lauren baby-blue jacket and matching dress on Friday, choosing one of America’s most iconic designers for Inauguration Day ceremonies. The former fashion model’s custom-designed Ralph Lauren outfit, worn with long matching gloves and ...

Five believed to be still alive in Italy avalanche hotel

Jan 20, 2017

Five believed to be still alive in Italy avalanche hotel

The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy: 11:50 a.m. Italian police radio and news reports say five people are believed to have been found alive in the rubble of the avalanche that flattened a mountain resort and that helicopters ...

Italy unlocks secrets of its own Sherlock Holmes

Jan 20, 2017

Italy unlocks secrets of its own Sherlock Holmes

With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman. And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the “artist detective.” Dosi, who was born in 1891, abandoned ...

Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

Jan 20, 2017

Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth’s climate said Thursday they have uncovered a “worrisome” signal that major sea level rise could be on the way. The findings in the journal Science show that ocean surface temperatures during the Earth’s last ...

Jan 20, 2017

Germany legalizes cannabis for medicinal purposes

Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law that legalizes the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes for people who are chronically ill. Those suffering from serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain or a lack of appetite or nausea ...

Jan 20, 2017

Hemp used for world's first 'bio-based' bridge

While plenty of cannabis goes up in smoke in coffee shops around the Netherlands, Dutch researchers have found a new use for it — as an environmentally friendly building material to rival cement or steel. They have used hemp — a variety of cannabis ...